PLC Members and DAR Staff
by Elizabeth R. Elmore

2024 PLC New Parent Welcome Events

Throughout the summer, the UGA Parent Giving team, in partnership with the Regional Development team, will host a series of New Parent Welcome events across the country.
Eric Schmidt
by Lindsay Tuck Morris

November ’23 DAR Star: Eric Schmidt

Meet this month's DAR Star Eric Schmidt, a major gift officer who loves going to athletic events and cooking.
Jeff, Elizabeth Grace and Allison Mitchell at Herty Fountain
by Kate Lovin

The Unique Opportunity Parent Donors Present

Here at the University of Georgia, we usually only have non-alumni parents as a captive, engaged audience for four years (five or six if their Bulldog takes a victory lap or two). To help grow and strengthen their affinity for UGA, our team…
by Michelle Versfeld

Collaboration Spotlight: GCS Celebration

The Georgia Commitment Scholarship Program was designed for collaboration. It’s only fitting the GCS Celebration would be the same.
by Brittany Rider

Crash Course in Parent Giving

Five lessons to prepare you for the world of parent philanthropy at UGA.
by Kate Lovin

Collaboration Spotlight: Virtual New Parent Welcome Events

The Parent Giving and Regional Programs teams joined forces to engage parents of new UGA students across the country.
by Kate Lovin

Parents with Purpose

The Parents Leadership Council, dedicated to creating a safer and healthier campus for students, recently awarded $700,000 to 64 student programs.
Orientation Leaders
by Elizabeth Elmore

DAR Orientation Outreach

Each summer, thousands of students and their parents descend on Athens to participate in UGA’s New Student Orientation. And when we say “summer,” we mean all summer: Click to enlarge The students have applied to UGA, accepted admission,…
Dean McDonald and Students
by Diane Johnson

Parent Leadership Council Grant Awards: Making a Positive Impact, One Student at a Time

I often tell parents the University of Georgia does a great job making a large public university feel “small” for our students. When I say this to parents, especially new parents, I’m met with some skepticism. In some cases, part of their…
by Sara Cook

Bulldog Families: Why Communicating with Parents is Different

What makes parents different? Current and vested interest in UGA Their student’s experience is what informs and creates their experience Often know more about what’s happening on campus than we do – that’s fine! Parents…